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Thinking Sex after the Great War - 17-19/10/2018 (Bibliothèque royale de Belgique)

Présentation :
During this conference historians will reflect on the impact of the Great War on gender from the specific angle of learned discourses. Intellectuals, philosophers, social scientists, physiologists, psychologists and scientists witnessed and experienced the war personally. Some of them were integrated in the military war machine (either as ‘common’ soldiers, officers or experts) and were relocated, while others stayed at home and continued their jobs, or registered themselves as ‘conscientious objectors’ and explicitly opposed the war. Like other citizens, they lost family members and friends, experienced love and desire, excitement and disillusionment, enthusiasm and indignation. These experiences inevitably impacted upon their view of society, human nature and the role of the sexes and sexuality. The conference will focus on how the war reinforced, challenged or changed research agendas, paradigms and knowledge about gender and sexuality and on the trajectories and experiences of intellectuals before, during and after the war.

The conference is organized by University of Antwerp, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ghent University, KU Leuven, UC Louvain-la-Neuve, and in partnership AVG-Carhif / Forum voor Belgisch onderzoek in gendergeschiedenis. It receives funding from Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).

Programme :
Le programme de la conférence est disponible en ligne .
Les frais d'inscription s'élèvent à 45€ pour l'ensemble de la conférence et à 25€ pour une journée (lunch inclus). C'est gratuit pour les étudiants (mais le lunch n'est pas inclus). Vous pouvez vous inscrire ici .

Informations pratiques :
Du mercredi 17 au vendredi 19 octobre 2018
Bibliothèque royale de Belgique
Mont des Arts
1000 Bruxelles